Festive Christmas Cocktail Recipes

We know it’s not yet December, but we can’t help but get excited about the festive season. Plus it’s the weekend and as if we need another excuse to conjure up some cocktail concoctions. Here are our top tipple recipes just in time for your Saturday night. You can thank us later.

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Pomegranate, Rosehip and Rosemary Spritzer

Yes, you heard it. Two of our favourite natural ingredients (also found in our Certified Organic Rosehip & Rosemary Facial oil), Rosehip & Rosemary make a guest appearance on this entry.

Ingredients

200ml pomegranate juice

Prosecco

Spring of rosemary

Rosehip Syrup (we used Atkin)

Method

Put the pomegranate juice, sprig of rosemary and rosehips in a saucepan and heat gently until the liquid starts to thicken into a syrup. Leave to cool and chill until ready to serve.

Fill the champagne flutes with ¼ pomegranate syrup, ¾ Prosecco and a splash of Rosehip Syrup. Garnish with a sprig of Rosemary.

A Cosmopolitan Christmas

You can’t have a cocktail menu without including a Cosmopolitan. We were inspired by BBC Good Food’s ginger addition.

Ingredients

500ml Vodka

500ml Ginger Wine

1L Cranberry Juice

Juice 5 limes, keeping the zest for garnish

Sliced stem ginger

Method

Mix the vodka and ginger wine in a jug. Stir in the cranberry juice, lime juice and some sliced stem ginger. Garnish with lime zest, if you like.

The Mockscow Mule

One for the teetotal warriors out there (because everyone loves a pun.) This fresh-flavoured mocktail contains a touch of Christmas with its star guest of Ginger Beer.

Ingredients

1-2     tbsp Lime Juice

1      tbsp sugar syrup

250ml Sparkling Water

3-4 Mint Leaves (torn)

750ml Ginger Beer

Crushed Ice

Method

In the bottom of glass, pour juice from lime, sugar syrup and sparkling water. Add mint leaves and stir. Fill the glass with ice to about half way. Top up with Ginger Beer and garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lime.

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A Bucksfizz Breakfast

Start as you mean to go on this Christmas with this cult classic.

Ingredients

1 (750 ml) bottle Champagne or Prosecco or Cava
400-500 millilitres freshly squeezed orange juice

Method

Pour one third orange juice into a champagne flute and top with Champagne.


We want you to have a wonderful festive season this winter, however please do drink responsibly.

 

Emma Thornton